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unsteady

un·stead·y

unsteady

 
pronunciation:
uhn ste di
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not stable or secure; not firm.
an unsteady table
antonyms:
stable, steady
similar words:
insecure, unsound, unstable, wavy
definition 2: changing or fluctuating.
an unsteady rate of growth
antonyms:
level, regular, steady
similar words:
changeable, fluid, precarious, unstable, wavy
definition 3: shaky or uneven; wavering.
an unsteady walk
antonyms:
steady
similar words:
rickety, shaky, wavy
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: unsteadied, unsteadies, unsteadying
definition: to cause to become unstable or unsteady.
antonyms:
steady
similar words:
teeter, unbalance
derivations: unsteadily (adv.), unsteadiness (n.)
Word Parts
The word unsteady contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2